Fermanagh Fleadh for Newtown

EXCITEMENT is building in traditional music circles in the county after it was confirmed that the Fermanagh Fleadh will be held in Newtownbutler. Following on from the hugely successful event in Roslea last summer, the upcoming Fermanagh Fleadh will move to Newtownbutler where it will take place from June 2 to June 9. Steeped in […]

Magee confirms New York gig

Fermanagh singer and musician Sean Magee is set to celebrate St Patrick’s Day in style later this year with what’s expected to be a sold-out show at one of the biggest venues in New York. Magee, a talented singer and performer who can play a number of instruments, has confirmed that he’s going to be […]

Celebration planned for trad legend Dinie

THE achievements of one of Fermanagh’s most well known traditional musicians are set to be honoured at a special celebration at the upcoming Ulster Fleadh. On Thursday, 20 July, at the Dromore Sports Complex, some of the top Irish trad musicians and talents from across the North will take part in a celebration night for […]

Fermanagh musicians excel in Mullingar!

By Mark McGoldrick SHAUNEEN Maguire and Odhran Harbinson were the big winners at the All-Ireland Fleadh in Mullingar which took place at the weekend. Maguire, from Comhaltas Derrylin, took first place in the over-18 piano accordion competition, winning the ‘Christopher Niland Cup’. Derrygonnelly’s Harbinson, meanwhile, was part of the 15-18 Ceilidh Band, under the leadership of […]

Ulster delight for Irvinestown musicians!

THREE traditional musicians from Irvinestown CCE achieved Ulster glory at the provincial Fleadh which was held in Dromore last weekend. Brothers Seán and Conor McAleer, sons of All-Ireland champion musician Brenda McCann, followed in their mothers footsteps by winning on the big stage, Seán came first place in the 12-15 Lilting competition and third in […]

Community spirit- Kinawley&Derrylin team up for Fleadh

Community spirit is alive and well in south Fermanagh as Derrylin and Kinawley came together and pulled off a hugely successful Fermanagh Fleadh.  In previous years it has been left to one town or village to host the event, but this year, Derrylin and Kinawley combined to put on a feast of traditional music and […]

It’s fleadh time again!

IT’S All-Ireland Fleadh time in Sligo this week and, as is now traditional, Fermanagh is represented in 38 age group categories.